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Originally posted by badmofo666 Ok, using Grip with cdparnanioa and lame. It's weird how it rips and encodes seperately. It's very slow though.
When I had Windows I used MusicMatch Jukebox. It ripped and encoded at the same time and halfway through the cd it would be doing it at 40x.
Is there any programs for linux that would give me that kind of performance?
As far as I'm concerned I'd rather have a test with
the same software on the same machine with the
same CD and time the entire process rather than
assuming the output of the programs to mean the
same things ....
Tinkster is right: even if 40x means KBytes or Kbits per second, the result is way different. And you can't tell how much the x means. Outputs aren't so trustworthy, specially regarding comercial programs, who have to make a profit or die (Music Match). Go empiric, and test it all with a identical batch.
It was on the same machine, but I didnt time it. Musicmatch was fast though it took about 2 to 3 seconds to rip and encode a track (It did them at the same time too). I think what is did is instead of copying the wav to the hard drive it loaded in the ram and then wrote the mp3 to the hard drive, just guessing. But is there any linux program that runs like this, it seems very inefficient to make a wav, put it on the hard disk, encode it to mp3, then delete the wav.
Originally posted by badmofo666
It was on the same machine, but I didnt time it. Musicmatch was fast though it took about 2 to 3 seconds to rip and encode a track (It did them at the same time too).
I think what is did is instead of copying the wav to the hard drive it loaded in the ram and then wrote the mp3 to the hard drive, just guessing.
No offense meant, but even if it cached a 40MB file to
RAM, the ripping process would still take somewhere
around 20 to 30 seconds per track, and even on an
ultra-fast machine the encoding wouldn't be done within
a second, either.
I'm dead serious encoding a track in a few seconds. If you got a decent windows machine download it yourself, I was just using the basic version 60% VBR, with error correction on. Here's my computers specs:
3000+ AMD Athlon XP (which apparently means 2.1ghz)
Memorex cd burner (52x24x52x)
Oh, wait, I think my Sound Blaster Live card uses hardware acceleration to encode mp3's? How would I enable this?
Badmofo is right. I've used Musicmatch in XP, and it takes much less time to rip a CD. I'm dual-booting right now so I could use Musicmatch, but I'd like to find a similar program for Linux. The KAudioCreator ripper that comes with Mepis takes about 10 minutes for one CD!
Last edited by coldsalmon; 03-22-2005 at 12:35 AM.
Actually, I just timed it and Musicmatch took 5:25 to rip an 11-track CD. KAudioCreator, which comes with Mepis, was only finished with 3 out of 11 tracks in that same time. Is there a faster program out there?